Oatmeal-Coconut Breakfast Bars

Try these healthy oatmeal-coconut bars for breakfast or in the afternoon with a cup of tea.

These bars are a nice way to get kids (and grownups) to eat a little extra nutrition from carrots, applesauce and wheat germ. They're like a dessert for breakfast. A real treat in the morning with coffee, tea or milk, they also pack well for lunch boxes and hiking snacks.

Serves: 18 Save

Ingredients (12)

  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 1 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup toasted wheat germ
  • 3/4 cup shredded sweetened coconut, divided
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 cup grated carrots
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a 13-by-9-inch baking pan.
  2. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine oatmeal and apple juice. Cover and heat on high 2 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes.
  3. Combine flour, wheat germ, 1/2 cup coconut, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl, combine brown sugar, applesauce, carrots and eggs. Fold into flour mixture. Add oatmeal mixture and stir until just blended.
  4. Spoon into baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup coconut. Bake 50 to 60 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool and cut into bars.

Piña Colada

This creamy Pina Colada is a combination of rich coconut milk, rum and sweet pineapple juice is a harmonious blend. Garnished with a pineapple wedge and maraschino cherry, each sip offers refreshing and decadent flavors.

Ingredients (6)

  • 1.75 oz. Captain Morgan White Rum
  • 1 oz. Cream of coconut
  • 1 oz. Double Cream
  • 0.75 oz. Lime
  • 2.5 oz. Pineapple juice
  • Pineapple slice and Maraschino Cherry to garnish